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March 22, 2024


Using Art to enhance your DEIJ curriculum

Presented by
Stacey Wilson McMahon
Head of Primary Art - St. Louis School - Inspired Education Group- Milan
Author of "Hello, I am Lily from New York City" and "Hello Kids Guide Pedagogique"

 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice stands at the forefront of education, promoting an environment where every child feels valued, supported, and encouraged to reach their full potential. This Pre-Con is open to educators of all disciplines and subject areas. It aims to highlight a different approach to teaching art and provide a hands-on workshop that will allow educators to learn a creative tool that will empower, elevate and enrich the lives of learners. Participants will be introduced to a research-backed approach, that they can adapt and tailor to suit the unique needs of their students.


Making the Case for Thinking in the Classroom

During the workshop as well as in the  online support sessions, we will:

- Explore the Power of Making Thinking Visible Practices to

  Promote Deep Learning

- Consider the Power to Enhance our Formative Assessment         

  Practice by Making Thinking Visible

- Frame Making Thinking Visible as Goal, as well as a Set of     


- Learn to Use Thinking Routines for Maximum Effect

  Key questions we will examine throughout the course:

- What are the six powers of making thinking visible?

- What do we mean by deep learning?

- What does deep learning look like and entail?

- What is understanding and what kinds of thinking moves help

  develop understanding?

- Exploring the Understanding Map

- How can we develop our formative assessment practice with

   students’ thinking as a lens?

- What can we learn from looking at student work to inform 


  next instructional moves?

- What has been learned about different ways teachers make

  thinking visible in powerful ways?

- How do various MTV practices relate to and connect to each 


- What do these practices look like in action?

- How can we plan with and learn from colleagues to help us use   

  thinking routines to maximum effect?

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